North Lanarkshire pupils prepare for job market
January 30, 2010 by Michael
Are you a North Lanarkshire firm, for example, a printing company in Coatbridge, looking to take on a new apprentice? Local schools do well in preparing pupils to enter the workplace. Many schools have made partnerships with businesses to give pupils a chance to experience the realities of employment and prepare for work experience.
A good example of school-business partnership is an event organised by Caldervale High School. Caldervale High recently held a ‘World of Work’ day which was designed to help their 14 to 15 year old pupils to learn about entering the workplace. A leading asset management company, Management Incentive Through Investment Equity (MITIE), helped put on the event.
MITIE are a highly successful company who have increased returns for shareholders consecutively for 21 years. Out of 250 FTSE companies they are one of only two to achieve this. They are involved in many sectors, including education.
On the ‘World of Work’ day they taught nearly 150 pupils about the work environment through sharing their experience, knowledge and advice. 18 volunteers ran workshops, which included one-to-one preparing for interview sessions and workplace tips. Volunteer Craig Boath, Director for MITIE’s Property Management team said:
“At MITIE we believe in giving something back to the local communities that we work in”
It is gratifying to know that genuinely useful partnerships such as this are being made between business and education in North Lanarkshire. It could certainly enhance the quality of candidate for the Coatbridge printing company searching for a good apprentice.